Contact: Belinda Ruiz               Phone:   361-368-8121 x248              Email:
Counselor's Corner


Counselor puzzle

As a school counselor, I will be your student's advocate. 

I will be a team member with school staff, parents and the community to create a caring, supportive climate and atmosphere whereby young adolescents can achieve academic success.  I will strive to enhance the learning process and promote academic achievement. School counseling programs are essential for students to achieve optimal personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, set appropriate career goals and realize full academic potential to become productive, contributing members of the world community.  I am your child's advocate.  

School Guidance Curriculum

  • Academic skills support
  • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
  • Education in understanding self and others
  • Coping strategies
  • Peer relationships and effective social skills
  • Communication, problem-solving, decision-making and conflict resolution
  • Career awareness, exploration and planning
  • Substance abuse education
  • Multicultural/diversity awareness

Individual Student Planning

  • Goal-setting/decision- making
  • Academic planning using Naviance
  • Career planning
  • Education in understanding of self, including strengths and weaknesses

Responsive Services

  • Individual and small group counseling
  • Individual/family/school crisis intervention -Using Connections
  • Peer facilitation

System Support

  • Professional development
  • Consultation, collaboration and teaming
  • Program management 


More Interest Inventory

Texas Genuine

Career Interest



College/Career Readiness

Texas Oncourse Middle School


Interest Inventory

Interest Inventory




Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation

Student Information

Career Cruising

Homework Center

InfoPlease is a great free educational site where students will find Almanacs, an Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Thesaurus. Subjects include a Daily Almanac, The Fifty States, History & Government, World & News, and Society and Culture. Your middle school student and older students will find what they need on this free educational web site.


Internet Public Library Kids Space

Internet Public Library for Kids. Prominently featured on this free educational web site are: Culture Quest, Learning HTML, Science Fair, Stately Knowledge, and U.S. Presidents. Other subjects parallel school subjects for middle school students and other students.


Parent Information

Tips for Middle School Parents

Helpful article geared towards parents to help their child through middle school years.


My Child's Future

Additional links to help your child and yourself through the middle school period.


Red Ribbon Week Campaign

Useful web site providing information on the history or Red Ribbon Week and the purpose behind it.


Ayuda All Stars Program

Facebook page providing parents and community with information regarding the Ayuda All Stars Program.